Who was taller, Josef Stalin (1878-1953) or Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)?

Answer: Stalin, though only just. Stalin was five feet four (162.5 cm), with Napoleon, according to most estimates, being five feet three (160 cm).

Height has never been an impediment to greatness. Great Britain’s Queen Victoria was only five feet tall. As was US steel titan Andrew Carnegie, worth some $300 billion, in today’s dollars.

Sources: An Ideology in Power by Bertram Wolfe and Napoleon – A Political Life by Steven Englund

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